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  • Quiet and cosy village, away from mass-tourism
  • Plenty of facilities
  • Ideal for exploring the east coast of Crete

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Mirtos is off the beaten track and lies 15 kilometer west of Ierapetra, the long beach looks over the beautiful Libyan Sea.

Popular by the Greeks themselves as a beachside retreat away from the crowds, Mirtos has a sleepy feel for most of the summer, and make an excellent base for exploring the south-east corner of Crete by rental car. The small boulevard offers you a number of fine tavernas. Relaxing into the slow pace of the Cretan village life with a good book, civilised company, is what holidays to Crete are all about.

It’s very nice to take a stroll through the village. The music you hear is Greek or Cretan almost everywhere. You will also discover that Mirtos has a lot to offer, in spite of the fact that it is only a village. To name its most important facilities:

  • a beach with sunbeds
  • a boulevard with plenty of good restaurants, kafenions and cafes
  • in the small streets several restaurants and kafenions 
  • two supermarkets, a bakery, two butchers, a pharmacy, a few gift shops, and a fashion shop
  • a tourist agency which rents cars and bikes and provide lots of ideas for trips
  • a scuba diving school
  • an ATM (only during season)


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There are many possibilities in the neighbourhood of the village, such as:

  • good, often deserted, beaches near Tertsa
  • dreamy mountain villages inland
  • splendid hiking possibilities along the coast or in the mountains
  • lovely canyons
  • a boat trip to the Crissi islands
  • for people who love shopping Ierapetra offers a very wide range of shops, banks and a big boulevard


And several beautiful car trips of various distances along the east coast, or to the west to, for example:

  • Knossos: Most famous excavation of Crete, close to Heraklion.
  • Phaistos: Famous excavation close to Matala
  • Kato Zakros:  A minoan palace in the extreme east of the island
  • Gournia: Minoan village between Aghios Nicolaos and Pahia Amnos.
  • Spinalonga:  The famous leprosy island in opposite of Elounda.
  • Walking: In Mirtos you can arrange beautiful walking trips in the office of
  • Chrissi Island: Famous island south of Ierapetra. In the summer daily boat connections.
  • Aghios Nicolaos: A city with more movement in the north, about 45 minutes of Mirtos
  • Lassithi Plateau: Big plateau with the famous windmills
  • Sitia: A nice port place at about a 1,5 hour drive
  • Heraklion: The capital of Crete with a lot of sightseeings, at about 1,5 hour drive.
  • Vai: The famous palm beach in the east.
  • Aquasplash: Waterfun for young and a bit older.